Stan Cockerton

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Stan Cockerton
Born (1955-05-19) May 19, 1955 (age 63)
Oshawa, Ontario
Nationality Canada
Shoots Left
Position Attack
NCAA

MSL
OLA Jr A team
North Carolina State University
Brooklin Redmen
Oshawa Green Gaels
Career highlights

NCAA D-I Career Records

  • 1st in goals per game
  • 2nd in points per game
  • 4th in goals
  • 19th in points

Other

  • 1978 World Lacrosse Championship Gold (Canada)
U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2014
Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2003

Stan Cockerton (born May 19, 1955) was an All-American lacrosse player for the NC State Wolfpack men's lacrosse team from 1977 to 1980, leading the Wolfpack to its only NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament appearance in 1979.

Career[edit]

Cockerton is ranked fourth all-time in NCAA career goals with 193 and is second in points per game at 6.36. He led the Wolfpack to 30 wins from 1977 to 1980, with two second-place finishes in the Atlantic Coast Conference. North Carolina State cancelled the varsity lacrosse program in 1983. Stan once scored 11 goals in one game, against Salisbury State in 1979.

Cockerton, a three time first-team All American, learned the game in Ontario playing box lacrosse for the famed Oshawa Green Gaels junior team. He also teamed with Mike French for the 1978 Canadian National Team upset over a heavily favored U.S. team, scoring the overtime winning goal. Cockerton also played for the Brooklin Redmen in Major Series Lacrosse, while he was going to school at North Carolina State, scoring over 200 points for the Redmen.

Cockerton is currently the president of the Ontario Lacrosse Association and is the founder of the Heritage Cup. He was formerly the president of the Federation of International Lacrosse. Stan was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2003 and the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2014.

Stan is the father of Mark and Matt Cockerton, two highly touted players from the OLA Junior A Lacrosse League, who played college lacrosse at the University of Virginia.

Statistics[edit]

Cockerton playing for the North Caroline State Wolfpack.

North Carolina State University[edit]

     
Season GP G A Pts PPG
1977 11 52 20 72 6.55
1978 11 45 27 72 6.36
1979 12 51 25 76 6.33
1980 11 45 15 60 5.55
Totals 44 193 87 280 6.32
  • 1st in NCAA D-I career goal per game
  • 2nd in NCAA D-I career points per game
  • 4th in NCAA D-I career goals

OLA Jr A and MSL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1970 Oshawa Green Gaels OLA Jr A 1 -- -- -- -- 2 0 2 2 0
1971 Oshawa Green Gaels OLA Jr A 25 14 12 26 46 5 0 0 0 2
1972 Oshawa Green Gaels OLA Jr A 28 43 33 76 86 17 23 26 49 28
1973 Oshawa Green Gaels OLA Jr A 28 56 72 128 109 -- -- -- -- --
1973 Brooklin Redmen MSL 1 1 1 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
1974 Oshawa Green Gaels OLA Jr A 22 51 55 106 91 12 18 36 54 55
1975 Oshawa Green Gaels OLA Jr A 28 68 62 130 102 2 9 5 14 16
1976 Oshawa Green Gaels OLA Jr A 26 87 81 168 67 6 16 21 37 20
1977 Brooklin Redmen MSL 16 56 36 92 36 4 7 12 19 14
1978 Brooklin Redmen MSL 11 27 22 49 31 3 5 3 8 2
1979 Brooklin Redmen MSL 12 25 44 69 10 4 13 9 22 6
1980 Brooklin Redmen MSL 8 12 8 20 49 1 -- -- -- --
Junior A Totals 158 319 315 634 501 44 66 90 153 121
SENIOR TOTALS 48 121 111 232 126 12 25 23 49 22

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